After fans weren’t happy with the way Sonic the Hedgehog looked in the upcoming live-action movie, the choice was made to delay the film and give the CGI character a makeover.
While at the TCA summer press tour, Jim Carrey addressed the controversy while promoting his other show “Kidding”.
“It’s an interesting thing. You just become their Frankenstein monster at some point, right?” Carrey responded when asked about the redesign. “But I don’t know. I don’t know quite how I feel about the audience being in on the creation of it while it’s happening. So we’ll have to see what that entails, because sometimes you find that the collective consciousness decides it wants something, and then when it gets it, it goes, ‘Okay. I just wanted it. I didn’t care about it. I just jumped on the bandwagon,’ or whatever. But I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Carrey, who plays Dr. Ivo Robotnik in “Sonic The Hedgehog”, added, “I don’t really concern myself with things once I did my thing. I’m not super concerned about it. It’s going to happen how it happens. It’s either going to be a good thing or a bad thing.”
The film was slated to be released Nov. 8, but was pushed back to Feb. 14, 2020 to please the fans.
“All I know is, just like everything else in our world, we’re feeling out of control of the process,” Carrey said. “We do what we can do, and then technology is going to have its way, and people’s opinions are going to have their way. And who knows what that’s going to turn into? I believe in auteurs, and I believe in creatives. I believe in having them do it. As far as something like a Sonic character, that’s something people have a sense of ownership from their childhood. So, of course, they’re going to get involved if they can. We’ll see if it’s a good thing or a bad thing.”